Need email server aid
alvin at thompsonlogic.com
Wed Apr 28 19:01:19 UTC 2010
You don't have to read the whole thread; what it basically boils down to
is the statements below. The givens are that you need to send messages
from (or to) this device, it's the device that's automatically sending
or receiving the messages, not the user, and your choices of technology
is a mail server (SMTP) or a web server (HTTP):
1. I believe that the mail server (SMTP) is a better choice, because the
protocol is more reliable.
2. Mr. Chan believes that how much more reliable SMTP is over HTTP is
disputable, and any increase in reliability by using SMTP is not worth
the added complexity.
"Reliability" is defined, for our purposes, as the ability for a message
to get through to its destination, without human intervention, in the
presence of foreseeable obstacles. For example, if the network
connection goes down.
Most of the debate has centered on how much more reliable SMTP really
is, and how much more complexity SMTP really adds (if any) over HTTP.
Chris, would you agree that's a fair assessment?
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